Research shows that breastfeeding through the first six months of a child’s life can have key health benefits for infants, such as reduced risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, as well as for mothers, such as a lesser likelihood of high blood pressure and breast cancer.
According to the CDC, nearly 14 percent of adults smoke nationwide; while this number continues to drop, smoking rates in low-income and minority groups are often more than 25 percent.
On Friday, Nov. 9, recreational therapy students in the Assistive Technology in Recreation class participated in the annual Assistive Technology Expo. At the expo, RT students demonstrated the uses of various assistive technology adaptations to their peers, faculty, staff and community members.
Beth Pfeiffer, associate professor of rehabilitation sciences, recently published research examining how children with autism who suffer from noise sensitivity respond to the use of noise-attenuating, or noise-canceling, headphones.
The concerns of transgender Americans have become increasingly visible and recognized in recent years. Notable milestones include the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published in 2013, which removed an entry for a disorder that classified transgender individuals as having a psychiatric illness. With regard to medical care, language was added to the Affordable Care Act in 2015 to protect transgender individuals from discrimination in healthcare settings. And in 2016, the Pentagon announced plans to lift the ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.
On Election Day, consider this correlation: The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed nations, especially in midterm elections. Meanwhile, population health outcomes in the U.S.—such as infant mortality and preventable chronic disease rates—have been deteriorating since the 1980s and are now significantly worse than those in most other developed countries.
On Friday, Nov. 2, James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama—Birmingham Research Collaborative, delivered the first lecture of the 2018-19 Dean’s Seminar Series with his talk, “Solving Some of Public Health’s Most Significant Crises: Disability Inclusion.”
College of Public Health alumni Jose Benitez and Joanne M. Stanton were inducted into the 2018 Gallery of Success during Homecoming weekend. The gallery, located in the lower level of Mitten Hall, honors alumni who have used their experience at Temple to make an impact in their field.
On Friday, Nov. 2, James Rimmer, director of the Lakeshore Foundation and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Research Collaborative, will kick off the 2018-19 Dean’s Seminar Series. Rimmer will discuss the major health disparities in people with disabilities, explore issues associated with access and inclusion, and explain a new model for promoting community health inclusion across public health sectors.